The trope of the lady in red is supposed to mean she’s a vamp or a femme fatale a la Jessica Rabbit. But that isn’t always the case in historical costume movies and TV series — sometimes red shows a deeper side to a woman’s power or red indicates that the woman is at the center of the scene’s conflict. Or maybe red just looks really damn good on the actress or it fits really well into the historical period. Whatever the reason, red frocks show up time and again in costume flicks, so why not pick a favorite? Which do you love the most?
Are there other great red dresses in historical costume movies and TV shows we missed?